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No. 1: Michael W. Tighe

Callison Tighe & Robinson

A co-founder of Callison Tighe & Robinson more than 50 years ago, Mike Tighe has spent a career representing lenders and major developers in real estate-related litigation and in transactional matters. A skilled litigator who has represented clients in state and federal courts, he's frequently called upon to testify as an expert witness in real estate cases. He also has presented numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars and Judicial Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topic of real estate. He began his studies at the University of South Carolina School of Law after only two years as an undergraduate at the university, completing his bachelor's degree during his first year in law school. After graduating first in his law school class, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for four years as trial or defense counsel in numerous general and special courts-martial. After leaving the Air Force, he served as an assistant attorney general before entering private practice. For decades, he was involved in every major case involving real estate title litigation in South Carolina. His recognitions are many and include multiple Lawyer of the Year designations by Best Lawyers in America, South Carolina Super Lawyers, and Legal Elite of the Midlands. He also maintains an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


No. 2: Sharon C. Bramlett

Finkel Law Firm LLC

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Furman University the University of South Carolina School of Law, Bramlett joined the former McNair Law Firm immediately upon graduation in 1985 and practiced in the areas of banking, finance and real estate law for 35 years prior to joining the Finkel Firm. She has represented diverse clients in innumerable real estate sale and financing transactions throughout her career, including closing the sale of a short line railroad, numerous manufacturing facilities, warehouses, commercial and medical office facilities and manufacturing housing parks. She also has been involved in real estate financings for major commercial and public real estate projects and has developed real estate financing documents for many institutional lenders and finance companies entering the South Carolina market from throughout the country. Bramlett also represents homeowners’ associations, tenants and landlords. She is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. Supreme Court. She served on the SC Bar's Ad Hoc Committee, co-authoring the SC Third Party Opinion Report, and served on the SC Bar’s Task Force on the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Commercial Transactions. She chaired the SC Bar's Corporate, Banking and Securities section, was a council member of the Consumer Law Section and was state editor for South Carolina for Houselaw and Carlaw, two national publications. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, and a charter member of the South Carolina Women Lawyer’s Association. She is a member of CREW Midlands and the Conference on Consumer Finance Law. She has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America and named Lawyer of the Year for Columbia for Financial Services Regulation Law four times. A graduate of Leadership Columbia in 2004 and Leadership South Carolina, she currently chairs the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs' Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit and received the United Way of the Midlands' Community Impact Award in 2018 for her work with homeless women.


No. 3: George Bullwinkel

Nexsen Pruet LLC

Bullwinkel practices primarily in real estate acquisition and development, commercial real estate and administrative law, including permitting, zoning and land sales registrations; development agreements and economic development, representing clients in securing economic development incentives, large tract rezoning approval and infrastructure agreements with various agencies, counties and municipalities in South Carolina. He has been involved in several large, notable real estate development projects including Nexton, Summers Corner, Spring Grove, Magnolia, Cane Bay, and Reverie on the Ashley. He has been named to the Charleston Regional Business Journals' 40 Under 40 list, was a member of the 2010 Leadership Charleston class, and has been recognized by Chambers USA, Real Estate, South Carolina and Martindale-Hubbel, with an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating. A 2001 Cum Laude Clemson University graduate, he graduated the WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management in Koblenz in 2004 and earned JD and MBA in International Business degrees in 2005 from the University of South Carolina School of Law and Darla Moore School of Business.


 

No. 4: Tameika Isaac Devine

Jabber & Isaac P.A.

A 1994 University of South Carolina School of Law and S.C. Economic Developers School, Devine is a founding partner of Jabber & Devine with more than 20 years’ experience in real estate. She is a frequent presenter for Continuing Legal Education courses in Real Estate as well as home-buying workshops. She served on Columbia City Council, serving as mayor pro tem, and chaired the city's Affordable Housing Task Force. She has been recognized as a Hall of Fame inductee by Columbia Business Monthly and a Woman of Influence by Columbia Regional Business Report. She was a Liberty Fellow, named to Women of Distinction by the Congaree Girl Scouts and was in Governing Magazine's Women in Government Class of 2017. She received the Indian Waters Boy Scout Council's Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, the National Council of Negro Women's Living the Legacy Award, and the Columbia Urban League's Lincoln C. Jenkins Jr. award.

 


No. 5: David Wolff

Barnes Alford Stork & Johnson LLPn

A graduate of Ohio State University and the University of South Carolina School of Law, Wolff, now managing partner for Barnes Alford Stork & Johnson LLP, has practiced for more than 45 years, specializing in commercial real estate matters with an emphasis on shopping centers, mixed-use developments, apartments, office and retail buildings, warehouses and land development. His responsibilities include property acquisitions and sales, development issues, construction and permanent financing, contracts, leases, environmental issues, title matters and title insurance. He often serves as local counsel for borrowers and lenders in large multi-state transactions and handles corporate and banking matters related to commercial real estate. He has been lead counsel for regional shopping center and mixed-use project developers, including counsel for the developer of the 400-acre, mixed-use BullStreet District in Columbia and for various lenders on large transactions involving commercial real estate. He is also author of the S.C. chapter of the book State-by-State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases. He has been named to Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; Columbia 2014-15 Real Estate Lawyer of the Year; Midlands Legal Elite; and has a Martindale Hubbell AV Rating.

 


Brett D. Budlong

Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani

Budlong advises developers, investors, lenders, buyers and sellers in areas such as financing, leasing, land use and development, planned unit developments, construction, real estate title insurance, and all aspects of structuring commercial loans, CMBS, and business transactions. He has achieved the LEED Green Associate designation from the U.S. Green Building Council and has presented at numerous continuing education seminars on various real estate topics. A dean's list graduate of Emory University and the University of South Carolina Law School, he is a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars, member editor, Southeastern Environmental Law Journal, James L. Petigru Public Interest Grant recipient, Palmetto Law Society, and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. He has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star and named to Legal Elite of the Lowcountry.


 

Ryan Butler

Butler & College LLC

Butler earned his BS and MBA degrees from The Citadel and his juris doctor from Charleston School of Law. While in law school, he received the CALI Award for the highest mark in Contracts, was elected vice president of the Evening Law Students Association and was a member of the Real Estate Society. An attorney since 2009 and a partner with Butler & College LLC since 2012, he has been named to Lawyers of Distinction and is a member of the state and Charleston County Bar, the American Land Title Association, Palmetto Land Title Association, and Charleston Trident Area Realtors. His firm has been named to Best of Mount Pleasant, Charleston's Choice, Best of Bluffton, Best of SunSelect, Best of the Best for Charleston Living Magazine and Parent Magazine's Mom's Choice Awards. He was also awarded Old Republic Title's Circle of Excellence and Top Producer.


 

William B. Cox Jr.

Savage, Royall & Sheheen LLP

A graduate of the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Law, Cox's practice focuses on residential, commercial and timberland real estate transactions of all types in the Midlands. Currently managing partner of a general practice law firm in Camden, he has served in numerous community leadership roles, including president of Kershaw County Bar Association, as well as chairing or serving on boards for United Way of Kershaw County, Food for the Soul, Kiwanis of Kershaw County, South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Wateree River Correctional, Carolina Cup Racing Association, Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, and Central Carolina Technical College Foundation. He is currently an at-large member of SC Bar House of Delegates.


Erin Culbertson

Culbertson Andrighetti LLC

A graduate of Furman University and of the University of South Carolina School of Law,

Culbertson launched her firm, Nelson & Culbertson LLC, in 2000, practicing in residential and commercial real estate transactions. She has handled complex real estate litigation and is experienced in business formations and disputes. In 2007 she formed Culbertson Andrighettim LLC, where she continues practicing in those areas. She has served on the city of Greenville's Board of Zoning Appeals, which she chaired, as well as the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority and the GVL2040 steering committee. She successfully appealed a Piedmont Natural Gas condemnation action to the S.C. Supreme Court in 2018.


 

 

 

Franklin Daniels

Nexsen Pruet LLC

A graduate of Wofford College and the University of South Carolina School of Law, Daniels has a background in tax, banking and financing, corporate America and real estate law. He has been involved with bringing new business to coastal South Carolina and the Carolinas. His practice includes real estate tax planning and tax appeals, real estate development and related agreements, contracts and leases, assisting local and Fortune 500 companies with operations, structuring and economic development incentives, and assisting lenders and borrowers in all types of complex business matters. He has deep experience in New Market Tax Credit transactions and Opportunity Zone matters as well as work-related tax credits. He has served on many boards and commissions, including the South Carolina ETV Commission, Brookgreen Gardens board, MUSC board of visitors, and the board of directors for the South Carolina Governor's School of Science and Mathematics Foundation as well as on the board of directors for the E. Craig Wall College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. He was a member of the school's College of Humanities and Fine Arts Board of Visitors for several years prior to that appointment. He has been listed in Chambers & Partners USA – Leading Individual in Real Estate Law, 2013-2015 and is a Certified Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management Yellow Belt.


Kevin Garrison

Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte

A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Garrison was a member of the Moot Court Bar and received a CALI Award for Real Estate transactions. His practice areas include commercial and residential real estate transactions, real estate development and community association law, foreclosure, workouts, corporate law, banking law and commercial law. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. He is an approved attorney for Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Investors Title Insurance Company. He advises and counsels financial institutions on regulatory matters and mortgage banking regulations under South Carolina law. He represents buyers, sellers and commercial lenders (ranging from local community banks to national institutions) in all aspects of commercial loan transactions. He is also a designated closing attorney under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program. He has written various articles, served as a panelist, and given presentations on Real Estate law, including writing and presenting a chapter on Mortgage Modifications for the book Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate in South Carolina for the South Carolina Bar. He is also co-author and presenter of Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in South Carolina and Commercial Real Estate Financing in South Carolina, Lorman Education Services, and co-Author and presenter of Managing the Residential Real Estate Closing for the Paralegal in South Carolina, Institute for Paralegal Education. He is a member of the American Land Title Association, National Association of Development Companies, Palmetto Land Title Association, and Richland County Bar Association and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law and Columbia Business Monthly Legal Elite of the Midlands, Commercial Real Estate.


John P. Gettys Jr.

Morton & Gettys

A graduate of Erskine College, Gettys simultaneously earned an MPA and a Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina. He has completed several leadership programs, including the Furman University Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative and the Liberty Fellowship. A co-founder of Morton & Gettys in Rock Hill, he is a preferred closing attorney for some of the area’s best-known builders and developers. For more than 25 years, he has assisted clients with a wide variety of residential real estate closings, from purchases to refinances to home equity lines of credit. His residential real estate practice has included conventional financing, owner-financed properties, cash deals and other scenarios. Additionally, he has closed and assisted in 1031 exchanges, foreclosures, short sales and other workouts. He has maintained an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. In 2021, he was the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year. Currently mayor of Rock Hill, he has been active in numerous other community organizations and has been honored for his work, receiving the city of Rock Hill’s Martin Luther King Dream Keeper Award and a Community Service Merit Award from Come-See-Me, an annual spring festival in Rock Hill.


David F. Gieg

Buist Byars & Taylor

Gieg is a partner in the commercial real estate practice area at Buist Byars & Taylor LLC. After earning his B.A. from Yale University, Dave graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, then spent nearly 20 years working in large firms in Atlanta and Charleston. He also served for three years as in-house counsel for an Atlanta-based public company. A real estate and corporate attorney, his practice focuses on commercial real estate acquisition, divestiture, financing, development, leasing, and transaction structuring, including drafting and negotiating complex joint venture agreements. He has represented multi-family, commercial, retail and mixed-use buyers, sellers, operators and developers in and around the Charleston metro area. In 2021, he represented a client in the acquisition of Palmetto Bluff, one of South Carolina’s most prominent residential, golf and resort developments and the single largest real estate transaction in South Carolina history. He also represented the purchaser of The Cliffs, a 30,000-acre collection of seven private residential communities in the North and South Carolina mountains that includes seven golf courses, a marina, wellness centers, and an equestrian facility. He has been involved in the groundbreaking 10 WestEdge project in Charleston, The Beach House, a beachfront hotel in Hilton Head, and Kingston Plantation, a large oceanfront community in Myrtle Beach featuring multiple hotels, condominiums, dining and retail. He is a member of the SC Bar, the Georgia Bar, and Urban Land Institute.


Kara Bailey Hamilton

Cohn Corp.

A 2014 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law with a CALI Award, Real Estate Transactions I and II, she has been named a “Rising Star” by South Carolina Super Lawyers, was 2019 South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter, and received a 2018 Leadership in Law Award by SC Lawyers Weekly. In addition, she has served on the board of Commercial Real Estate Women of the Midlands, United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society Steering Committee and Women in Philanthropy and is a member of Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina Young Professionals Auxiliary. She is also vice chair of Midlands Foundation Cancer Centers board of directors, Chair of the South Carolina Bar Corporate, Banking & Securities Law Section, and South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Special Olympics Committee.


Tee Hassold

Holliday Ingram

A graduate of Clemson University, Lipscomb University, and Wake Forest University School of Law, Hassold has accomplished much, both as a teacher and as an attorney. He spent two years as second grade teacher in inner-city Nashville, Tenn., with Teach For America, worked with the International Justice Mission in Uganda assisting in prosecution of criminals with the NGO, served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nashville. Currently, he focuses his practice on real estate closings and estate planning. Born and raised in Greenville, he is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and South Carolina.


John Lansche

Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani LLC

A graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business and USC School of Law, Lansche concentrates his practice in commercial real estate development, commercial real estate leasing (with an emphasis on retail leasing), commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions and marina/resort development. He is the lead attorney on many high-profile shopping center, marina, office and industrial projects throughout the Carolinas, advising clients on financing, leasing, land use and development, conservation easements, construction, real estate title insurance, and all aspects of structuring commercial loan and business transactions. He is a member of the North Carolina and South Carolina Bar Associations and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. He has been recognized as Legal Elite by Charleston Business Monthly and Columbia Business Monthly as well as Best Lawyers for Business Organizations. He has an AV peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and was in Leadership Columbia, Class of 2007.


Katie Hinson Lewis

Shumaker Law FirmLLC

A 2011 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, she has represented a borrower and operator in acquisition of real estate for a skilled nursing facility as well as independent living/assisted living facility and assignment/assumption of an existing HUD loan. She has represented lender in a $14 million loan for properties in Texas, Georgia and Washington, as well as represented many clients and entities in the closing of real estate sales and purchases, as well as loan transactions, for properties throughout South Carolina. She has also reviewed, drafted and interpreted real estate contracts, leases and easements. She was named to the 2018 Legal Elite of the Lowcountry in Residential Real Estate Law and has received a CALI award for Real Estate Transactions II.


Joshua Lonon

Wyche P.A.

Lonon graduated from University of South Carolina School of Law in 2003, serving as managing editor of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal and on the National ABA Moot Court Competition Team. He was an SC Lawyers Weekly 2020 Leadership in Law honoree and has been recognized on the SC Supreme Court's Pro Bono Honor Roll by Supreme Court of South Carolina. In addition, he served as Chair of the South Carolina Bar Real Estate Practices Section and was a member of the 2017 South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy. He is a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian and serves on the Urban Land Institute Upstate South Carolina Executive Committee and the City of Spartanburg Board of Architectural Design and Historic Review and Board of Zoning and Appeals, as well as numerous community leadership positions.


Leighton Lord

Nexsen Pruet LLC

A graduate of the University of Delaware and Vanderbilt University School of Law, Lord practices in the areas of economic development, corporate, partnership and real estate law. His practice has a special emphasis on siting economic development projects, real estate financing, general business law, and formation and opinions on Delaware entities. He is chairman of Nexsen Pruet and serves as managing director of the firm's communications affiliate, NP Strategy LLC. He has led legal and communications teams that sited a number of commercial facilities, successfully re-zoned over 4,000 acres for a commercial gold mine and negotiated the development agreement for the largest redevelopment project in Columbia’s history. He has been recognized in Columbia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite of the Midlands, Chambers USA, Real Estate, South Carolina, has an AV peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law.


Weston Newton

Jones, Simpson & Newton

A president and dean's list graduate of the University of South Carolina, Newton is a member of the Order of Wig and Robe and clerked for the Honorable C. Weston Houck, Chief U.S. District Judge, District of South Carolina and the Honorable John H. Waller Jr., Associate Justice South Carolina Supreme Court, Judge of Twelfth Judicial Circuit, 1993-1994. His practice concentrations include corporate, real estate development, property owners and condominium associations, and other areas. He served on Beaufort County Council, serving as its chairman from 2003-2012, and in the S.C. House of Representatives. He was named in the 40 Under 40 Top Young Business Professionals – Savannah/Hilton Head; Best of Bluffton – Best Attorney Award 2007; Liberty Fellow Class of 2015; 2018 Levin Institute – Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight; The Riley Institute at Furman 2017 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership; and CVSC-2016 Green Tie Award for House Conservation Leadership.


Megan O'Neill

Wyche P.A.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University and VU School of Law, O'Neill has been practicing since 1991 and has been with Wyche since 1997. She represents clients in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, development, leasing, disposition and financing of all types of commercial properties. She has been main counsel to sponsors in more than 25 projects throughout the Southeast with acquisition and development costs ranging from $25 million to over $100 million and involving multifaceted equity and financing structures. She has been listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers, Chambers Elite, Greenville Business Journal Legal Elite, and Best Lawyers in America and is a member of the Greenville Bar, the Urban Land Institute and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. She serves or has served on numerous boards of trustees, including the Camperdown Academy, Cancer Survivors Park Alliance and Carolina International Preparatory School.


Meg Scoopmire

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

A graduate of University of South Carolina School of Law, Scoopmire is a shareholder in Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Greenville offices and co-leader of the Real Estate Practice Group. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions and financing, and she is a designated attorney for the U.S. Small Business Administration Development Company Loan Program (504). She has represented major clients, including a health care system in the $162,800,000 sale and partial leaseback of a portfolio of 16 medical office buildings totaling 855,376 square feet; a Fortune 500 company in connection with a build-to-suit lease for a 1,694,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center and in the acquisition of 459 acres for a 3 million-square-foot warehouse and distribution center; a private, not-for-profit, academic health care system in a ground lease and a development lease for a $31,500,000, 78,255-square-foot clinical learning and research building. She served as lender's counsel for a Fortune 500 financial services company in connection with a $65,000,000 asset-based revolving line of credit and represented a Fortune 500 financial services company in connection with $50,311,350 in construction loans for the development of 588,943 square feet of self-storage space. She is recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of North Carolina School of Law's Center for Banking and Finance and is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and serves on their board of regents.


Anthony Stith Jr.

Dodds, Hennessy and Stith

A Clemson University and University of South Carolina School of Law graduate, Stith was admitted to the S.C. Bar in 2001. After clerking for the Honorable Irvin G. Condon, he joined Dodds Hennessy & Stith Law Firm in 2005, where he now serves as managing partner. His practice focuses exclusively on residential and commercial real estate. He has also served the community by volunteering with the Sullivans Island Fire Department for more than 25 years.


William R. Stroud

Riley Pope & Laney

A graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University of Richmond School of Law, Stroud manages the firm's Charleston office, where he leads the transactional law team. His practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing and commercial real estate development, acquisitions, financing, leasing, and title insurance matters, and other related business transactions. He has represented a seller in $6 million sale of tenant-occupied properties in downtown Charleston as well as several buyers in numerous multimillion dollar transactions, leases, and other transactions. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Real Estate Law and Land Use/Zoning Law and was a Super Lawyers Rising Star. He serves in civic and community organizations such as Rotary Club of Charleston, CCIM, ULI and Workforce Housing.


Jeddie Suddeth

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Suddeth is a real estate attorney and member of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Management Committee. He advises developers with residential, commercial and mixed-use projects, including entity formation, site acquisition, entitlements, financing, sales and leasing matters. He assists lenders with commercial real estate transactions and advises landlord and tenant clients. He has worked on several large mixed-use projects in North Charleston, assisting clients with legal matters including entity formation and structure, acquisition, financing (acquisition and construction), environmental, historic tax credits, construction and leasing. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America Real Estate Law and in Charleston Business Magazine's Legal Elite of the Lowcountry in Commercial Real Estate Law.


Seth R. Swan

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

A graduate of Charleston School of Law, Swan represents developers, investors, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers on all aspects of commercial real estate and financing transactions, assisting clients with due diligence issues and advises on title, acquisition or sale documentation, financing documentation and leasing matters for commercial real estate transactions. He has experience in drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, deeds, mortgages, commercial leases, ground leases, easements and other real estate related documents. His recent work has included representing clients in large-scale portfolio acquisitions and sales and with residential rental communities. He has recently represented a purchaser in the acquisition of a $150 million industrial distribution facility; represented a lender in a $40 million asset-based loan transaction; advised a purchaser in a multi-national asset transfer; and represented a seller in the sale of a $38 million office park. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law and has been listed in Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite of the Upstate for Banking and Finance Law and Commercial Real Estate Law.


Joshua Vann

Morton & Gettys LLC

A graduate of Furman University and Wake Forest Law School, Vann started with Morton & Gettys in 2004. He began the firm's commercial real estate practice group and continues to chair that expanding practice area. He has served as lead counsel on several $100 million-plus development and multi-family transactions. He has been named to Best Lawyers every year since 2018 and is well-known and respected by peers across the Southeast.


Jim Warren

Nexsen Pruet LLC

A graduate of Duke University and Vanderbilt University Law School, Warren has practiced in the Upstate and Southeast for more than 20 years, advising lenders, investors, developers, and public and private companies in a broad range of complex real estate and economic development transactions and helping clients navigate the development and acquisition of retail, industrial, and commercial properties. He has been recognized by Chambers, Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, and Legal Elite on a number of occasions for Real Estate Law and was named the Greenville Real Estate Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in 2013. He has represented a private developer in connection with all aspects of the development and construction of a LEED-certified multi-story office building located on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville and has represented a large publicly traded company in the development of a master planned corporate campus, as well as performed economic incentive work for an out-of-state manufacturer in connection with a project investment in excess of $100 million. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, South Carolina Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and Real Estate Law, and has an AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell since 2008.